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The Pit

328 W Davie St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601 USA

3,371 Reviews
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Fri 11a-11p
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  • Outdoor
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“Legendary Barbecue in Raleigh!”

North Carolina is known for its legendary barbecue joints. We proudly continue this tradition by serving authentic whole-hog, pit-cooked barbecue at The Pit in downtown Raleigh's warehouse district.A celebration of all of the great culinary offerings of the Old North State, The Pit has made a name for itself as the destination for the state's signature cuisine. The pigs used to produce the barbecue are all raised in North Carolina using free-range farming practices, and the freshest of the state's bountiful produce is featured in the starters, sides and desserts.Going far beyond traditional barbecue offerings with some contemporary twists on Southern favorites, The Pit also serves Texas-style brisket, baby back ribs, barbecue turkey, fried chicken, and a can't-miss barbecue tofu dish. The tradition of Southern hospitality mixes well with The Pit's contemporary setting in a beautifully restored 1930s meatpacking warehouse.All of the spirits at The Pit have been handpicked to enhance the smoked and sometimes spicy fare cooked off the pit, as well as with some of the more traditional entrees. We take this to new heights with dinners that pair specific wines and beers with barbecue. And if it's bourbon you want, we've got a selection of fine bourbon whiskey meant to awaken even more smoky flavors from the pit. Our barbecue, ribs and Southern sides have helped us get plenty of attention from the media. We won a rib challenge on Food Network's "Throwdown with Bobby Flay." The Pit has been on The Travel Channel's "Man v Food" and was included in a barbecue cook-off on NBC's "The Today Show." The restaurant also has been included in cooking segments on ABC's "Good Morning, America" and "The Morning Show" on CBS, and has been featured in Bon Apptit, Southern Living, Men's Health, GQ, Imbibe, Delta Sky and Food Network magazines.

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Kierstyn M.

We went on a Saturday as soon as they opened and was seated quickly. Our waiter was very attentive and welcoming. We started with the sampler and the loaded baked potatoes. I loved the sampler!... Read more

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Lexi G.

I can't give this enough stars! We started with fried green tomatoes for an appetizer, and the roasted red pepper vinaigrette it came with was delicious! I also ordered a sweet tea and it was oh... Read more

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Raelynn V.

From the moment I walked in the door I was treated like family with a sincere smile and welcome from the hostess. There were a lot of seating options for solo dining, small groups, or even large... Read more

The Pit

328 W Davie St
Raleigh, North Carolina
27601 USA
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Open now until 11:00 pm
  • Sun - Thu: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Fri, Sat: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
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  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Private Dining
  • Takeout
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